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IN Lifestyle ON 22 Nov, 2016
Washing the face seems to be the most common and simple part of everyday's routine, right? But it turns out to be actually the most important and complex activity to be done. And perhaps, there is an art to it.
Yes, the proper technique is very much necessary else you will land up causing more harm than doing good to your face. It even can cause a complete list of skin woes like dryness, breakouts and much more.
Hence, you should know that you have been washing your face wrong your entire life and start avoiding these ten common mistakes in order to alleviate nagging skin issues.
Picking up the right cleansing product is what everyone should keep in mind. The cleanser should be good enough to remove dirt and makeup but not wipe away your skin's healthy cells.
So, choose the one which is perfect for your skin.
Washing face once or twice a day is perfectly OK but overdoing it can cause dryness or irritation.
So, try to give a break to your skin from the cycle of products from time to time.
It is completely a myth that hot water open pores and cold water close them. As there are no muscles that open or close pores. So, lukewarm water is the best bet to have your face cleaned effectively.
Indeed exfoliation is a practice to slough off dead cells but moderation is the key factor. So, exfoliate twice or thrice per week and use your fingers instead of a washcloth. It will avoid tugging of the skin.
Rinse thoroughly else improper rinsing will clog pores and dry out the skin. And don't forget to rinse areas like jawline, nose and hairline.
Just do a favour to your face and neglect applying irritating ingredients like fragrances, colourants on the skin. It can cause serious skin infections as well.
So, always have a look at ingredient label.
Pat, don't rub. Though rubbing can make you feel good, but it actually pulls out the skin and outs your elastin at risk. Also, never use a used towel and don't let bacteria to spread over a nice and clean face.
Don't wait and apply moisturisers immediately after cleansing while skin is still moist. The same applies to serums and special treatment products.
Spend a small fortune for face wash and much on products like serums and moisturisers. Act smartly!
With the recent discovery, it is known that all skin types can be benefitted from cleansing with oils, even oily and blemish-prone skin. Choose the right oil that will cleanse the skin and balance the skin.
Are you among those who committed any of the mentioned mistakes?
Let us know in comments.